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Managing Non-Human Identity Explosion in the Public Cloud

Author: Sonrai Security Marketing | Date: September 15, 2020
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View article on securitytoday.com

From securitytoday.com: "With digital transformation comes the move to the cloud. What many businesses don’t realize is that it requires a retooling of their security strategy from the ground up. In particular, the explosion in the number of non-human identities in the public cloud is a risk that businesses simply can’t ignore. In fact, most businesses don’t even plan for non-human identities, let alone secure them, and that is where an organization can get into significant trouble. However, the good news is organizations can safeguard their cloud environments by taking the necessary steps. Let’s first start with the basics."

"Non-human identities are identities that act on behalf of a person. They can be pieces of code, such as AWS Lambda functions, or pieces of compute, such as Azure VMs or other public cloud services. Regardless of how you define them, they are extremely useful and often represent the vast majority of identities found in cloud deployments. They do, however, present some unique challenges that are critical to keep in mind."

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